for Private and Homeschooled Children with Disabilities

Now Accepting Applications for 2023-2024

Eligibility Requirements

Participating Private Schools

Scholarship Award Estimates

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To be eligible for a scholarship, services, or educational materials, the student must meet all of the following requirements:

1. The student’s custodial parent or legal guardian must reside within the State of Utah.

2. The student must have a recent (within the last year) IEP or be determined by a multidisciplinary evaluation team to be eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act *

3. The student is eligible to participate in public school, in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12

4. The student must NOT be attending a public school or charter school in the school year of the award. (Student is attending K-12 private school or homeschool)

5. The student must NOT be a student who receives a scholarship under the Carson Smith Scholarship Program in the school year of the award. (Parents may apply for both scholarships and choose the one providing the greater award. Awards under this scholarship are determined by income and family size, while awards under Carson Smith are determined by level of service the disability requires. See chart at bottom of page for amounts.)

*Your school district of residence is required by state and federal law to conduct an evaluation at your request, regardless of whether your child is educated in a public school, private school or homeschool. The law requires this evaluation to be conducted within 45 days of your request. Alternatively, Children First may be able to assist you in seeking an evaluation through a qualified multi-disciplinary team process.